Field Hearing: Developing the Aviation Workforce of the 21st Century

Developing the Aviation Workforce of the 21st Century

U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation, will convene a field hearing titled “Developing the Aviation Workforce of the 21st Century” on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. MST. The field hearing will take place at the United Aviate Academy located at Phoenix Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona. This hearing will examine aviation workforce development issues as well as opportunities to diversify the U.S. aviation workforce as the aviation industry recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics such as workforce education accessibility, recruitment and retention, training models, and the domestic pilot supply will be considered.


  • Ms. Dana Donati, CEO, United Aviate Academy
  • Dr. Anette M. Karlsson, Ph.D., Chancellor, Prescott Campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Mr. Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman & CEO, Mesa Air Group
  • Mr. Paul Ryder, First Officer, UAL-MEC Secretary, Air Line Pilots Association
  • Mr. Greg Wilson, Dean of Applied Technology, Pima Community College

Subcommittee Field Hearing Details:

Friday, May 13, 2022

11 a.m. MST

Location: United Aviate Academy

               1658 S. Litchfield Rd, Building 104 (Room 125)

               Goodyear, AZ 85338  



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